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Originally released in 2002 soon after Stinson’s death, ‘The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope’ has been out of issue since, but has developed into a classic and much sought after record.
The new pressing will come as an 11-track, 3xLP package, and will be available from March 31 and puts previous CD-only exclusive tracks ‘Crossing Of The Sun-Ra Nebula’ and ‘Alien Vessel Distress Call’ onto wax for the first time.
It will also feature new artwork from Matthew Angelo Harrison, commissioned especially for the reissue.
The music is classically Drexciyan in style – atmospheric and realm wondering electro – with tracks such as ‘Lonely Journey Of The Comet Bopp’ and ‘Flux’’ becoming much underground classics since the album’s release.
It comes as part of Tresor’s reissue series, which launched in 2021 to celebrate its 30th anniversary. So far, the label has repressed the self-titled album by 3MB (consisting of Moritz von Oswald, Thomas Fehlmann and Juan Atkins), which was originally released in 1992, among others.
The repress of ‘The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope’ comes as the final part of Tresor’s Drexciya-specific reissue series, with iconic albums ‘Neptune’s Lair’, ‘Hydro Doorways’, ‘Harnessed The Storm’ and ‘Digital Tsunami’ all being reissued in 2022.
Tresor will also reissue an album from another of James Stinson’s solo aliases called Transillusion, ‘The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate’, which is due to drop in February.
The club had a mammoth year in 2022, celebrating its 30-year anniversary in its 31st (as a result of the pandemic). It released a photobook documenting the stories and pictures from the early days of the club, hosted a seven-week long festival, and threw three consecutive New Year’s Parties
Pre-order from Tresor’s Bandcamp page.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins